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From the Potentate

As-Salaam-Alaikum. When Walter M. Fleming, M.D.,and Billy Florence, an actor took the idea of fun andfellowship as the cornerstone for our Fraternity, I amsure that they had no clue on the impact of that“Red Fez” would have. After 150 years, we are as committed as ever.

We are getting ready for our 2022 parade season as we put the final touches on our machines. On April 29th we gathered as Brothers and said our final farewell to a great Shrine-Mason and Past Potentate Ronald N. Trisket. The Black Camel took him from our Brotherhood before his time. Farewell my Brother!

We are still on track to host “Viet Nam Wall That Heals” over Memorial Day. This is going to be a HUGE event and to have it at ZEM ZEM is something we should be proud of. You will hear more on this project as it becomes available.

The SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN network is performing above and beyond; they have performed 35 surgeries YTD: 28 at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh facilities, 6 in Erie, and 1 at SC-Philadelphia. Hospital Days in Erie is scheduled to take place on June 5th with the inaugural “Walk of Love,” more on that later.

Check yourcalendar book, there are some fun and exciting things coming up with the Clubs and Units.

As Potentate, I would like to commend everyone for their dedication to our Fraternity, our philanthropy and to our Shrine Center inparticular.

Yours in Faith,

Bob Hukill, Potentate

First Ladies News

Hello Nobles and Ladies,

As I write this, the sun is shining, and all the snow is finally gone. Spring surely is on the way. The trees have begun to look green and flowers sprouting. Love it!

It was good to get out and attend the Colonel Drake Reverse Raffle even if I wasn’t lucky. Plans are progressing for theCeremonial Ladies’ Luncheon to be held at the Brokenstraw Winery in Youngsville after the parade. Menu and cost yet to be determined.

Jewelry Jackpot happenings are shaping upvery nicely and the Roaring 20’s will be fun. Ticket stubs and money are coming in. Thank you for all who are selling or

have purchased.

If you have never been to Washington, DC or just want to visit the new monuments, consider joining the Potentate’s Trip on July 13-17. There will be a tour guide and lots of activity.

I am really excited to see the sales of the Zem Zem Shrine First Lady’s Project coffee has been launched. Please visit the site: https://whitecanecoffee.com/product/lighthouseblend-2/ and spread the word. The Lighthouse Blend is a medium roast with a nice flavor. POPS will benefit from the purchase. I wish to extend my thanks to Erin, Vickie, and Bob from White Cane Coffee for being so generous and working to set this up.

Have a Blessed Easter.

In Shrine Love,


Zem Zem 2022